Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 48 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.24% 0.82% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.04% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Merseyside median daily rate £438 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.72% +2.40% -22.55%
10th Percentile £343 £225 £306
90th Percentile £500 £550 £319
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.81 £41.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -22.41% +25.19%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 415 479 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.35% 78.91% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 296 319
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £165
90th Percentile £538 £516 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.18 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.52
% change year-on-year +18.19% -25.15% +64.97%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Merseyside

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +5 8 £500 +25.00%
Southport +7 3 £363 +13.28%
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) WATIR
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 3 (27.27%) Credit Risk
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) SCVMM
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) PuTTY

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) PuTTY
1 3 (27.27%) WinSCP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (27.27%) WATIR
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Lead Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) GDPR Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Credit Risk
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
1 3 (27.27%) Scrum
1 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) TDD
1 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
1 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) A/B Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Market Research
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
2 1 (9.09%) Use Case
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) PHP
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco